We fear our highest possibility (as well as our lowest one). We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments.
Life should be great rather than long.
I don't need you to remind me of my age. I have a bladder to do that for me.
You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
Every person who ever thought he had a right to assert, and went boldly and asserted it, himself, or jointly with others that shared his convictions, was a direct actionist.
Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed.
There is also this benefit in brag: that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
Quick sensitivity is inseperable from a ready understanding.
Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid.
The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.
Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
That's the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves.
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
Any idiot can face a crisis; it's this day-to-day living that wears you out.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
To do a great right do a little wrong.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.